Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thai style fish rice porridge or Joke Pla

Thai style crab rice porridge or Joke Pla; โจ๊กปลา in Thai. 

This recipe for two bowls of Joke Poo
Ingredients for the rice:
1) 2 cups cooked jasmine rice.
2) 4 cups water
3) 1/8 tsp salt
4) 2 Tbsp thin soy sauce

Ingredients for the soup :
1) 2 " length ginger
2) 5 cups ginger juice
3) 1/4 tsp salt
4) 0.59 Lb of haddock  fish
5) 1/8 white pepper

Ingredients for the garnish :
1) ground white pepper powder
2) thin soy sauce
3) finely slivered fresh ginger
4) finely sliced green onions
5) fried garlic

1) Boil cooked jasmine rice with water. Keep stirring constantly until the rice is very soft and breaks apart. I used whisk to broke apart of the rice for save sometime or you can use food processor.
2) When the rice breaks a part, set a side. Wash dirt from green onions.
3) Prepare the broth using a fresh ginger. Peel ginger and cut into small pieces.  Bring into a a blender. 
4) Strained to get 1/2 cup ginger juice, pour 5 cups water to boil, add salt and ground white pepper. When the soup is boiling for two minutes.
5) Wash haddock fish, cut into a small bite.
6) When the soup is boiling for two to three minutes. Bring the fisht to boil until cooked.
7) When the fish is cooked, take it out from the pot gently.
8) Turn off the heat and save the soup for next steps.  In another small pot, scoop cooked rice on medium to high  heat.
9) Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of broth into a pot,  
 10) Keep stirring constantly and season with salt and thin soy sauce.
11) Let it boil another two minutes, place the hot Joke into a bowl.
12) Here is the ingredients for garnish.
13) Top the rice porridge with cooked fish, fried garlic, sliced green onions, slivered fresh ginger and sprinkle with Thai pepper powder. Enjoy it. :-)